Domestic indoor wood burning emissions significantly lower than previously thought !
The UK government has released its 2020 figures for particulate matter emissions. This latest data shows that the overall percentage attributable to the domestic indoor burning of wood fuel has been more than halved to 17% thanks to updated and more accurate wood fuel usage data for the domestic combustion sector.
There are two main types of appliances used to burn wood in the home in the UK; open fires and closed fronted stoves. Open fires account for over 72% being attributed to domestic combustion and almost 18% of total UK emissions.